Help us build a Computer and Engineering Lab!
Our dream is to build a modern, WiFi-enabled computer lab with 20 laptops, a projector, and engineering tools and materials to be accessible by and inspire all students to dream, design, and bring to life real projects related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). A technology teacher will be hired to design and teach this new curriculum, ranging from basic computer skills to advanced coding, as well as hands-on engineering projects in electronics, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing.
Too many students throughout India enter their University studies without computer literacy, or no prior experience with modern information technology. Our dream is to establish a modern computer and engineering lab for our students and the wider community. Students will learn how to use computers and related technology and be taught a variety of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving.
A computer lab will foster intellectual curiosity and creativity, and challenge our students to approach some of the greatest issues of our society from a technological perspective. Internet access will provide a wealth of information and resources that can assist them in their studies and future career, and will give them a window through which to learn about and explore the world outside of Varanasi. In addition to computer skills, the Lab’s curriculum will incorporate essential problem solving and teamwork skills. Having these tools can open brighter doors for future studies and a career in a highly competitive technologically-driven economy.
Anjali 2020 Campaign
The goal of Anjali 2020 is to raise $170,000 to expand and upgrade our school, provide nutritious lunches and offer students opportunities beyond 5th Grade.
This Goal Is for $35,000.
With $35,000, we can build a dedicated computer lab ($16,000) equipped with 20 laptops ($10,000) and WiFi for four years ($1000), hire a technology teacher for 3 years ($6,000), and provide 3 years of materials for introductory engineering classes ($2,000).
View our other Anjali 2020 Campaign goals.
How to Contribute
PayPal and Mail-In Form
We count on continuous support from donors to sustain the school and fund our new initiatives. Donations can be made directly through our website using the secured PayPal form to the left or by mail using the following Printable Donation Form (Click Here). The secured online form allows for donations to be made with PayPal through DonorBox (specifically designed for nonprofits).
All Donations Tax-Deductible
Functioning as our sister organization and permanent partner in the United States, the Sonoma Ashram Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and service organization.
All contributions made to the Anjali School through the Sonoma Ashram Foundation (incorporated under the name Sri Sarveshwari Samooh) using the PayPal or mail-in forms are tax-deductible as per IRS law. Tax ID: #94-3151595
A receipt of your contribution will be sent to the email address provided, for your records and tax purposes.
Recurring (Monthly) Donations
If you selected to contribute a monthly donation, www.donorbox.org will send you an email shortly after your intial donation, with instructions on how to manage your recurring plan. Recurring donations can be stopped or continued at any time.
Mentor a Student
Beyond a financial contribution, it is incredibly meaningful for our students to connect with people from all walks of life, and gain exposure to the world outside of Varanasi. If you selected to connect with a student, one of Anjali's students will send you a written letter following your contribution. If you would like, there will also be opportunities to mentor our students through Email or Skype.
Anjali School is looking for people who are eager to volunteer their time. We welcome all volunteers in any capacity who are motivated to work with us. We are especially looking for those experienced in teaching, exam tutoring, curriculum development, organization management, social media outreach, and fundraising. If you are interested in pursuing a volunteer opportunity with Anjali School, please visit our Contact Us page or contact Raju Bhardwaj at +91-9621071492 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join our dedicated team!
Become an Advocate for Anjali
The cost to build a modern Center for the Arts for our students and the wider community is $30,000. Every contribution of any amount brings us closer to reaching this goal. Please consider donating and tell your friends and family about Anjali School. There's no better way to make an impact than to become an active advocate yourself.